Remix Gorillaz on the iElectribe!
Korg has teamed up with the hugely popular virtual band Gorillaz to create a new dedicated beatbox for the iPad: The iElectribe Gorillaz Edition.
The world’s most successful virtual band, Gorillaz was formed in 1998 by bass-slaying mastermind Murdoc Niccals, vacant pretty-boy singer 2D, Japanese girl guitarist Noodle and hardman drummer Russel Hobbs. In March 2001, Gorillaz released their debut album Gorillaz to international acclaim and in 2005 Gorillaz cemented their reputation for musical and visual innovation with their Grammy nominated second album Demon Days. 2010 saw the release of the band’s third album Plastic Beach ahead of nominations at the 2011 Brit and Grammy awards. The band’s latest album The Fall was gifted to their fanclub on Christmas Day 2010 and will be released on vinyl for Record Store Day on April 16th, ahead of a CD/digital download release on April 18th.
In 2010, the Korg iElectribe was released simultaneously with the Apple iPad, capturing the number-one position in iPad music apps worldwide. Gorillaz latest album The Fall was produced on an iPad using iElectribe and as a result, KORG and Gorillaz have now joined forces to create the new iElectribe Gorillaz Edition!
2D: I was just trying things out with the iELECTRIBE...pushing the buttons up and down and humming over the top…I sat on my phone at one point and it started interfering...the signal started clicking…so I looped that up and made a rhythm…and then hummed over that…then did some clapping on it..and ..yeah …Uhmm, so…I..did it on an iPad using all the music apps. I might do another one in a bit…
PCM Synthesizer; 128 PCM Samples; 8 parts x 16 types
Instrument Voices (Parts):
8 total: 8 PCM synthesizer parts
Master Effect: Assignable per step/per part
8 Effect Types: Short Delay, BPM Sync Delay, Grain Shifter, Reverb, Chorus/Flanger, Filter, Talking Modulator, Decimator
Patterns: 64 steps maximum per part (Motion Sequencing can memorize all knob motions in a pattern)
Tempo: 20-300BPM (with Tap tempo and Swing function), Pattern-set function
*iElectribe has no “Song” function
32 preset patterns x 2 banks;
32 blank patterns x 3 banks
Virtual Valve Force Tube Modeling
Audio Export feature:
Bounce Pattern, Real-Time Recording (16-Bit / 44.1 kHz Stereo WAV format)
Publish and share songs online with the SoundCloud music distribution site
Supports WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology)
Supports “AudioCopy” function
Supports performance and controls on an external USB-MIDI device(via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit)
*iElectribe Gorillaz Edition is a dedicated iPad app ( iOS 4.2 or later) and cannot be used with iPhone and iPod touch
* In order to post data on SoundCloud, you will need to register for an account on SoundCloud. A variety of accounts are available, ranging from a free account that lets you upload up to two hours of data, to paid upgrades that expand the available time. For details, refer to the SoundCloud website: http://soundcloud.com (English only)